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Deck Ideas

Deck Ideas

Coming up with deck ides isprobably the best part about building an addition to your home. Design ideas are as limitless as yourimagination. The only problem occurswhen your imagination is bigger than your pocket book.

Your first step in coming upwith deck ideas is to go to a show room. This may seem counter-intuitive, after-all, why look at other people'sideas when I can come up with my own?

It's a good idea to do thisin order to see how different material interact, and to get a sense of how bigsome decks actually are. A lot of deckbuilder do not accurately judge the size of the deck. This either leads to not having enough space, or giving up toomuch of your yard.

Visiting a show room canalso give you ideas on how to integrate your deck into your general landscapingscheme. You may be tempted to buy oneof the very nice looking decks in the show room. Be cautious though. Itmay seem easy, but just think about how rewarding it will be when you have adeck that perfectly suits your personality.

Your next step in coming upwith deck ideas is to watch TV. Wow, Iknow it sounds too good to be true, but watching a little boob-tube can giveyou great ideas on how people interact with decks.

I would recommend watchingthe O.C. While you may not be able to afford their luxurious lifestyles, youcan do your best to copy their decks.

Obviously the Internet willalso have loads of ideas and suggestions. This includes deck-building software. With these programs you can take all of your perfect deck idea and testit out with 3-D computer automated design.

With this software feel freeto go crazy. Your mistakes will notcost you anything, and you might jus serendipitously discover a deck idea thatyou had not previously thought of.

Of course deck ideas don't just pertain to the structure; they should also incorporate landscaping andfamily activities. Here is some aspectof decks you should examine when generating deck ideas.

Deck materials Deck lighting Planters and vines Deck benches Deck railings Deck stairs